10.04.2017
Himalayan Cataract Program Could Win A $100 Million Grant

The Himalayan Cataract Program (HCP) is one step closer to receiving a huge grant from the MacArthur Foundation. Representatives from the MacArthur Foundation just announced that HCP has been selected as one of the foundation's eight semi-finalists for a $100 million grant.This is all a part of... Read more


08.04.2017
Wayne State Researchers Discover Link Between Zika Virus And Blindness

American researchers have now shown that the Zika virus (ZIKV) can quickly destroy a person's retinal cells and, in extreme cases, even cause blindness. This latest study is helping researchers around the world develop treatment strategies and understand more about how the ZIKV affects... Read more


06.04.2017
New 10-Minute Surgical Option For People With Presbyopia

Presbyopia, sometimes called age-related farsightedness, is a common eye condition that affects millions of middle-aged people. Most people start to observe symptoms of this disease in their 40s or 50s.In order to combat the symptoms of blurry vision, patients often buy pairs of reading glasses,... Read more


05.04.2017
Northwestern Professors Develop Micro-ring Device For Tracking Eye Diseases

A few scientists in Illinois believe they've created a breakthrough tracking device that could help doctors diagnose two major eye diseases. This tiny transparent device, which is placed right inside a contact lens, comes equipped with the ability to measure blood flow and oxygen metabolic rates in... Read more


04.04.2017
U.K. Researchers Develop 3D Stem Cell Eye To Combat Ocular Maldevelopment

One U.K.-based ophthalmologist team just received a major grant to study the genetic causes of underdeveloped eyes in children.Dr. Mariya Moosajee, who works at London's Moorfields Eye Hospital, will serve as the head researcher on this project. The Wellcome Trust for a Clinical Research Career... Read more


31.03.2017
Korean Researchers Look Into The Link Between Dry Eye And Smartphone Usage In Pre-Teens

It's no surprise that smartphones are having negative effects on our children's eyes. But, just how bad is the damage? Well, thanks to a new study out of South Korea, we now have a clearer understanding on how extended cell phone usage affects the eyes of pre-teens. Researchers took a look at... Read more


30.03.2017
Innovega Develops Revolutionary eMacula VR Technology

Many people interested in virtual reality (VR) complain about how bulky the current VR headsets are. Although people love the technology, these cumbersome headsets often get in the way of enjoying the VR or augmented reality (AR) experience.One startup company based in Bellevue, Washington, is... Read more


29.03.2017
Smoking While Pregnant Is Related To Infant Retinal Damage

Doctors have known for quite some time that smoking while pregnant leads to an increased risk of giving birth to an underweight child. Now, a new study shows how smoking during pregnancy puts babies at risk of being born with a higher risk for eye diseases like glaucoma.This new Danish study... Read more


28.03.2017
New Drug Offers Hope For Diabetic Retinopathy Patients

One of the most serious complications from diabetes is called diabetic retinopathy. This disease, which causes damage to retinal blood vessels due to high blood sugar, can lead to blindness if it isn't caught early on.Diabetic retinopathy is known in the medical community as the "silent disease."... Read more


27.03.2017
Florida Researchers Better Understand The Key Role α2δ4 Plays In Eye Health

Although doctors have known about the existence of protein α2δ4 for years, it's only now that eye doctors are getting seriously interested in exploring α2δ4's potential in eye care treatment. The renewed interest in this protein is mainly due to recent research conducted at Scripps Research... Read more


27.03.2017
Netflix Willing To Work On Beaming Content To Contacts

Did you ever dream of watching your favorite Netflix shows on a pair of contact lenses? Well, if so, today's your lucky day. The entertainment giant's CEO has just announced that he would be willing to consider working on streaming content directly to smart contacts in the near future.The... Read more


24.03.2017
Tennessee Researchers Examine Eyes Of Zebrafish To Combat Retina-Related Diseases

One fish could hold the key to helping millions of patients with potentially blinding eye conditions around the world. The fish in question is called a zebrafish, and it's thanks to the researchers at Nashville's Vanderbilt University that eye doctors are hopeful they can soon find a cure for both... Read more


23.03.2017
Stats Show Huge Success For Eye Care Centers In Ethiopia

New data shows an eye care programmme in Ethiopia is doing far better than even experts had expected. The research, which was released by Vision Aid Overseas (VAO), found that around 184,000 Ethiopians have received proper eye care treatment since the programme was established just three years... Read more


22.03.2017
 Vision Van Returns For Glaucoma Awareness Week In The UK

Two eye health organizations are teaming up to bring people across the UK vital information on glaucoma. Both Vision Express and the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) will help spread information on glaucoma and the importance of getting early screenings using their beloved Vision Van.This... Read more


21.03.2017
Contact Lens Material Used In New Arthritis Implant

A brand new synthetic cartilage implant is offering hope to millions of American arthritis patients. Interestingly, this implant is made out of the same exact material most contact lenses are made of.As of today, this implant procedure is only used for people who have arthritis in their big toe in... Read more


21.03.2017
Boston Researchers Critique The Use Of Anti-TGF-β In Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

American researchers are now warning doctors who continue to use anti-TGF-β therapies as a part of their treatment strategy for diabetic retinopathy patients. Rather than cure patients of their disease, new lab tests show that anti-TGF-β therapies can do extreme damage to a diabetic's eyes.This... Read more


20.03.2017
Allergan Funds Editas for Options in Eye Gene Therapy

Large biotech companies are getting more and more interested in the relatively new CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing treatment technology. The potential for this technology to treat eye diseases is certainly piquing the interest of one of biotech's leading companies: Allergan.Recently, Allergan announced... Read more


20.03.2017
One Ocular Melanoma Patient Pushes For MRI Scans In Scotland

Jennifer Lewis, 52, is on a mission to change the way the National Health Service (NHS) provides follow-up care in Scotland. In particular, Lewis wants the NHS to provide abdominal MRI scans rather than ultrasounds for Scottish ocular melanoma patients.The main impetus for Lewis's crusade was her... Read more


17.03.2017
Northwestern Professors Produce A Small And Transparent Diagnostic Device

A small eye device is predicted to have a huge impact on the future of diagnostic screenings. Officially called a "Micro-ring" this transparent device can be placed inside a contact lens and measure a patient's oxygen metabolic rate and blood flow. The Micro-ring is able to easily decipher all... Read more


16.03.2017
No More Need For Reading Glasses: New Surgical Procedure Provides Hope For The Farsighted

A brand new surgical technique could soon obsolesce the need for reading glasses. Called the Raindrop Near Vision Corneal Inlay, this novel procedure was designed by the southern California company Revision Optics.As you could tell from the name, the Raindrop Near Vision Corneal Inlay works by... Read more